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Business returns to normal for Sidi distributor after plane hits warehouse

Published May 20, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The U.S. distributor for cycling shoe company Sidi resumed operations Monday after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a section of its warehouse four days earlier.

Ciclista America said after the afternoon crash, in which 12 people suffered minor injuries and the pilot ejected and later was taken to a hospital, it would suspend shipping on May 16-17.

"But we are up and well now," said Ciclista America's president Bill Berroth on Monday. "More scary than anything else."

Berroth said no inventory was destroyed in the crash, and the staff was evacuated as a precaution. The warehouse is more than 250,000 square feet, and the jet hit another unit on the other side of the structure, Berroth said.

The pilot was on a training exercise from the March Air Reserve Base when the accident occurred, according to KTTV-TV. Base officials told the station the plane might have experienced hydraulic failure.

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